History

Published On: July 22, 2020
William Lyon Mackenzie King was our longest-serving prime minister — Oliver Mowat, Ontario’s longest-serving premier. For both, this was a date of significance.
Published On: July 20, 2020
Medical wisdom held that sunshine and fresh air could aid in the fight against tuberculosis. So, in 1912, the city opened its first forest school.
Published On: July 06, 2020
In 1897, Berlin, Ontario — now Kitchener — unveiled a bust of Kaiser Wilhelm I in a downtown park. After the First World War broke out, the statue disappeared, and the city reckoned with its Germanic ties.
Published On: June 27, 2020
1879, Emily Stowe was criminally charged with administering poisons to induce a miscarriage — the courtroom battle that followed was marked by sexism, hypocrisy, and gross incompetence.